Trees add an attractive feature to just about any landscape while also delivering their aesthetic and functional benefits. Maintenance is crucial in keeping a pristine landscape but working on trees goes far beyond the normal tree removal and tree trimming services. What happens when a trees roots start to spread out uncontrollably?
Problems Tree Roots Can Cause
Invasive and uncontrollable tree roots provide problems that are completely unaware to many property owners. If located near a paved area such as a driveway or sidewalk, roots can cause extensive amounts of damage.
Even more dangerous is the chance that a septic tank, sewer lines or water lines will cross the path of tree roots. Many times tree roots will grow around the tank and lines but in some situations, tree roots can actually grow straight through them.
Different Trees – Different Roots
Roots grow out to provide stability, hydration and nutrition for a tree. When a tree starts to become dehydrated, trees roots will start to grow downward in search of more water. While this is a danger, some trees have smaller and less destructive root structure than others.
If you are worried about root growth causing damage, we would suggest feeder roots. Feeder roots are usually smaller than conifer roots.
To prevent tree roots from digging deep into the ground, be sure to keep them hydrated if the tree hasn’t gotten water in some time. If you notice damage has already occurred, the only other solution may be to remove the actual tree. Kelley Tree service can safety and efficiently help you with any tree removal needs.
Another possible thing to consider is installing a root barrier around young trees on your property. These root barriers are designed to allow moisture and nutrients to pass through while blocking the growth of roots towards septic tanks or lines.
For more information about the severity of your tree root invasion, and if tree removal is necessary feel free to contact Kelley Tree. We can be contacted over the phone at 617-953-5357 or through our online contact form.